Toledo Unusual, Essay on the magical, hidden and mysterious
” Legend has it that, during Antiquity, many infernal beings, magicians, witches, astrologers, necromancers, Sortilegos, fairies and elves came to populate the rocky mound that would later become Toledo. Protected by infernal spells, they showed some of the inhabitants of that city the secrets of necromancy, cabal, alchemy and other cursed arts that since then have been known as the ” Toledan sciences” . This accumulation of forbidden knowledge remained hidden for centuries in hermetic manuscripts, or was engraved on the stone in the form of symbols, only accessible to those who knew how to interpret them…” .
The book by Luis Rodríguez, professor at the Faculty of Education in Toledo, proposes a ” fabulous walk in search of the secret arcana of this magical city, the encounter with the mysterious, the journey towards the occult, the analysis of all those elements that belong to the world of the magical” .
Themes such as the Table of Solomon, the Holy Grail, Templars, caves, Mummies, relics, elemental beings, enchanted places, black virgins or magical arts…, all have a place among these pages, which seek to rescue the most unusual part of the city of Toledo.
An indispensable book for anyone interested in what can be found ” beyond” the walls that close so many houses, palaces and convents nestled in magical Toledo.
AUTHOR: Luis Rodríguez Bausá
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- Language : CASTELLANO
- Binding : Soft cover
- ISBN : 9788495631299
- Issue No. : 2ª
- Year of issue: 2003-2009
- Plaza edición : TOLEDO
Index to the second edition of ” Toledo Insólito…”
Foreword to the second edition.
- 1. Chapter One. Introduction of recommended reading to better understand the meaning of this work.
- 2. The Table of Solomon: an enigma still to be solved.
- 3. The Templar enclaves of Toledo.
- 4. Chapter four. References of the presence of the Holy Grail in Toledo.
- 5. Fifth Chapter. Elementary beings and enchanted enclaves in the light of folklore, supercheria and rumorology.
- 5.1. Goblins
- 5.2. Fairies, nymphs and gnomes.
- 5.3. Spectral beings and presences from beyond.
- 5.4. Chapter Six. Through the urban labyrinth, to turns by some toponyms and nooks.
- 7. Seventh chapter. On occult Christs, relics and miracles, black virgins, sorceress statues and supernatural questions.
- 7.1. Christs.
- 7.2. Relics.
- 7.3. Chapter Eight. Mummies, caves and cellars: the fascination with the subterranean world.
- 8.1 Mummies.
- 8.2 Caves, cellars and subterranean.
- 9. Chapter Nine. Fantastic Iconography: Demons, Dragons, Fantastic and Imaginary Beings. Approach to the Toledo bestiary and pagan festivals.
- 10. Tenth chapter. Magical arts in the city of the Tagus.11. What was left out: – Unusual paintings – Some notes on prostitution and mancebías – Lapidary signs or marks of stonework – Association of malefactors – Amuletos toledanos – Some cursed books – The prophetic dreams of Lucrecia de León – Toledanos – Commented bibliography – Employed bibliography (books) – Employed bibliography (articles).
Novelty 29/3/12: “” Toledo Unusual” is given to all customers of “Toledo Spain” in digital format from 5 April 2012 in a new edition revised and extended by the author in 2012. Toledo Spain organizes night routes around Toledo.